1969 · France
Invader is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from France, like other artists such as Noel Dolla, Sophie Giraux, Martin Mc Nulty, Laetitia De Chocqueuse, and Louis Legrand. Invader was born in 1969.
About Invader's work
Invader is best known for being a street artist. More than just a movement, street art can be recognized as a true art form, and as an integral part of modern contemporary art. Driven by the graffiti art of the 1970s-1980s, street art has since been in a unceasing flux of self-transformation, endlessly shifting the limits and the reality of modern art. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring were pioneers in demonstrating that their artworks could subsist at the same time in art galleries and in urban settings, thus inspiring later artists like Shepard Fairey, JR and Banksy to keep exploring and re-defining street art.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Invader is represented by two galleries. These are Galerie Le Feuvre in Paris, France and Lionel Gallery in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Invader most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Maddox Gallery in London (27 October 2019 until 26 January 2020) with the exhibition Winter Contemporary.
Invader in private collections
On Artland Invader's works can be found in the collection of Alexia Guggémos, Mark Hicks, and Ragna Lea, who for instance also has works by other artists including Sarah Derat, Ruth Asawa, and Andy Warhol.
Historical Context of France
France strikes out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and involved progressive and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art sphere. Applauded and leading French artists from the beginning of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he initially was a Spanish national who relocated in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was thought to be the most important and intellectual artistic centre at the start of the century and contributed to the development of such vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which flourished in the post war era.
Further Biographical Context for Invader
Born in 1969, Invader was predominantly inspired by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.